DeVon encourages St. Joseph County families to enroll in pre-K

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Thursday, April 4, 2019

STATEHOUSE (April 4, 2019) – On My Way Pre-K applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available for St. Joseph County 4-year-olds, according to State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger).

On My Way Pre-K is Indiana’s early childhood education pilot program that provides grants to 4-year-olds from low-income families to attend a high-quality pre-K program. Eligible families must have an income below 127 percent of the federal poverty level; the child must be 4 years old by Aug. 1, 2019, and starting kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year; and a parent or guardian in the household must be working, going to school or attending job training.

“Providing early learning opportunities for children can have a tremendous impact in our community,” DeVon said. “The ability of low-income families to access pre-K could make a huge difference for them by allowing them to provide a nourishing and educational environment for their children to learn and grow.”

DeVon supported legislation creating the On My Way Pre-K pilot program, which offers early education opportunities to 4-year-olds from low-income families in 20 counties. Since 2015, more than 8,000 Hoosier children have attended preschool through On My Way Pre-K.

DeVon said space is limited, and families should apply early. For more information and to apply, visit www.OnMyWayPreK.org. Families may also call 1-800-299-1627 for assistance.

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State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) represents House District 5, 
which includes portions of St. Joseph County.
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